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Delicious Caramel Custard Flan Cake

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A delicious moist vanilla sponge cake with a caramel custard on top.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12


  • Mould
  • Whisk
  • Hand mixer
  • Mixing bowls
  • Spatula


For Flan:

  • 4 Nos Whole Eggs
  • 1 Cup Condensed milk (300 grams)
  • 1.5 Cup Milk (375 ml)
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla essence

Cake batter:

  • 4 Nos Egg yolks
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar (50 grams)
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable oil (60 ml)
  • 1/4 Cup Milk (60 ml) Low fat
  • 1 Cup All purpose flour (125 grams)
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla essence
  • 1 Tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt

For Whipping egg white:

  • 1/3 Cup Sugar (65 grams)
  • 4 Nos Egg whites
  • 1 Tsp Lime juice


How to make caramel sauce and set the baking tin

  • Take sugar in a pan, add little water and combine both well together. Keep the heat to medium and swirl the mixture continuously.
  • Take off the heat once it's brown in colour, which means it's already caramelised.
  • Transfer the hot caramel sauce into a mould or a baking tin and swirl carefully to cover the base of the mould.
    transfer into a mould
  • Set it aside to cool down completely.
    cool down

How to make Flan or custard creme

  • In a mixing bowl take whole eggs,condensed milk,low fat dairy milk and vanilla essence.
    caramel creme
  • With the help of a whisk, beat the eggs well along with the other ingredients and keep it aside.

How to make Vanilla sponge cake

  • In another mixing bowl take egg yolks, granulated sugar and mix well with the help of a whisk until sugar dissolves.
    cake batter
  • Now add low fat dairy milk, vegetable oil,vanilla essence and give it a good mix.
  • Sieve all purpose flour in the wet ingredients, add baking powder and salt too at this point.
    sieve flour
  • Incorporate all the ingredients together by making sure no lumps are formed.
  • In another mixing bowl, take egg whites, lime juice, add granulated sugar in batches and whipp until soft peaks.
    egg whites
  • Gradually transfer the whipped egg white in batches into the cake mixture and mix until nice and creamy.

How to create layers for the cake

  • First transfer the prepared custard mixture into the mould which is covered with caramel syrup.
    transfer flan in the mould
  • Now carefully transfer the vanilla cake batter on top of the custard mixture without disturbing the bottom layer.
    cake batter
  • To water bath a cake, add hot water in a tray and place the baking mould and bake for around 35 minutes or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean.
    water bath a cake
  • Once the cake is baked, keep it aside to cool down completely and then refrigerate for few hours or overnight.
  • Take out of the refregirator and with the help of a knife, loosen the edges of the mould.
    loosen the edges
  • Now place a plate or a round tray on top of the baking mould and quickly flip over to unmould the cake.
    place a plate on top to unfold
  • This delicious vanilla sponge caramel flan cake is ready to be served.
    cake ready


  • Do not use a spatula or a spoon while caramelising the sugar because it will crystalise the sugar and make it hard.
  • Be careful when coating the baking tin with caramel syrup because it is hot, use gloves to avoid any harm to yourself.
  • Sugar can be added to replace condensed milk in the custard creme.
Keyword dessert, layered cake, yummy cake